A few days ago the beta version of the Workie Talkie plugin for NetBeans IDE was announced. Supplying one of the “cool” nice to have features for AgroSense, an embedded chat function, this immediately caught my attention. Integration of other open source components is fully in line with the basic philosophy of AgroSense to begin with. So I decided to give it a go. Workie Talkie is built as a NetBeans plugin and AgroSense is based on the NetBeans Platform, so theoretically adding a standard NetBeans plugin to AgroSense should not be a problem.
- I downloaded the Workie Talkie plugin from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/workietalkie/
- Started AgroSense and opened the Plugin Manager.
- Added the downloaded plugins.
- Manually restarted AgroSense.
- Entered my GTalk credentials and started chatting.
At the same time I was chatting to myself in AgroSense, I could see the same conversation in the Gmail tab of my browser: